The flowers are in bloom at the Rhododendron Garden


On April 8th, it was a sunny day at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. I am officially a member of the Garden this year! I try not to post about the garden too much, but I get such cheerful images from it, I feel like it’s a common decency work of public good to share … Continue reading

Christmas Day 2013


I got a zoom lens for my camera this Christmas. I am now able to take better pictures of Mount Hood and downtown Portland buildings. And ducks (but that comes in the next post!). I took a ride up Terwilliger on Christmas Day. It was a sunny day, and a great opportunity to try out … Continue reading

Wells Fargo Center


Taken 17 Nov. 2013

The Portland Plaza


Taken 17 Nov. 2013

Golden Hour at the Rhododendron Garden


Today (15 Oct 2013) and yesterday have been beautiful fall days, with gorgeous sunsets. After a long day, it was time to check out the ducks and the golden sunlight at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. The entrance is always worth appreciating. Here’s this wood duck! I can’t believe a took a photo like this! … Continue reading

Halloween Origami

I know, not very spooky to have the gravestone of Portland's founder, but it's fun!

Well, I’ve been on an origami kick. Lots and lots of origami creations lying around…now what do I do with them? Make more!!   So here is my Halloween origami scene: Here are the tutorials for the three items: Bat – You might ask, Why did she choose this tutorial? You have to use scissors! … Continue reading

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden


After torrential downpour, the sun came out. Time to hit the Rhododendron Garden. It’s free from Labor Day until March 1st. And it’s so close to home. Some interesting migratory waterfowl showed themselves. I have yet to see any buffleheads and ring-necked ducks! I love the entrance, the open-air passageway between two buildings. The garden’s … Continue reading

A Sudden Fall


After record rainfall for September in Portland, the sun and blue sky came out. Off to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden! See next post…here!

Newton Road Trail


Yesterday, my friend Alex and I went walking at Newton Road in Forest Park again. Walking along Newton Road, starting at the entrance near Skyline Boulevard, has to be my favorite Forest Park walk that I’m familiar with. We didn’t see anyone else walking along the trail at 5:00 PM on the Sunday before Labor … Continue reading

Just Another Great Old Building


Portland is chock-full of awesome old buildings. On my way home from buying a new camera bag from Pro Photo Supply, I tested the convenience of my new bag by photographing the building next door to the shop. I believe there are apartment units in this building. I tried to not get anyone in the … Continue reading